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Questions - Wall Street and Financial Industry - October 7-8, 2013

53% Think More Competition, Less Regulation Better for U.S. Financial System
68% Say Government Not Tough Enough on Wall Street Crime
62% Think U.S. Likely To Default on Debt
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 7-8, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How likely is it that the United States will soon face another financial industry meltdown similar to the 2008 crisis?


2* How likely is it that the U.S. government will default on its debt in the next five years?


3* Who benefited more from the government bailouts of the financial industry – Wall Street or the average U.S. taxpayer?


4* How would you rate the federal government’s current oversight of the banking industry – excellent, good, fair or poor?


5* Do you favor or oppose more government regulation of the U.S. financial system?


6* Is it better for the United States financial system to have more competition and less regulation or more regulation and less competition?


7* Some people say that the largest banks and finance companies are “too big to fail.” Suppose some of the largest banks in the country reach a point where they can no longer meet their obligations. Should the government let the banks go out of business or find a way to keep them in business?


8* Is the federal government more concerned with making Wall Street firms profitable or making sure the U.S. financial system works well for all Americans?


9* Has the federal government been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal behavior by major Wall Street bankers?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence